Makeisha Maynard

Maynard, MakeishaName: Makeisha Maynard.
Died: February 9, 2020.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Beaten).
Location: Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago.

Details:
Makeisha knew her numbers, colors, and shapes, but had trouble writing. Her mother and father were separated, and her mother had left her father because he was abusive; but she was unable to get Makeisha out of the house.

Makeisha’s father beat her to death with a cutlass because she wet the bed. He hung himself the next day.

References:
Girl, 8, beaten to death after wetting bed, father takes own life
Girl, 8, beaten to death with cutlass
Trinidad: Father beats 8yro daughter to death with cutlass

Sotaro Ogata

Name: Sotaro Ogata.
Died: November 14, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Strangled).
Location: Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore.

Details:
Sotaro’s family had moved to Singapore from Japan. His father, a businessman, worked hard to support his mother and his brother Haruto. The family employed a domestic helper.

When Sotaro’s father was away on a business trip, Sotaro’s mother strangled him and then killed herself. Sotaro’s brother, Haruto, survived unharmed. In notes to her family, Sotaro’s mother blamed her own depression and anxiety for her actions.

References:
Depressed mum sought help before killing autistic son and herself
Bukit Timah double deaths: Japanese woman with depression strangled son, 5, & stabbed herself to death
Woman found dead near Bukit Batok Nature Park suffered from major depressive disorder before killing young son: Coroner

Ari Ase, Mya Ase, and John Savage

Ase, AriName: Ari Ase.
Age at death: 8.

Name: Mya Ase.
Age at death: 7.

Name: John Savage.
Age at death: 3.

Died: July 7, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide (Gassed with carbon monoxide).
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA.

Details:
Ari and Mya were both autistic, and their younger brother John was in autism therapy on his mother’s insistence. Ari smiled all the time; Mya sang songs. Both liked music. Mya was a talented artist whose teacher thought she would one day become famous. Ari would read the dictionary for fun. Three-year-old John, a precocious boy who could already count and spell, loved reading books.

Their mother packed the three children into a rental car and ignited a charcoal grill, filling the car with carbon monoxide and killing them all.

References:
DA: Mom in murder-suicide was in “utter despair”, kids were “high maintenance” for her
Dad IDs mom, 3 children killed in Syracuse murder-suicide
Dad of boy killed by mom in Syracuse murder-suicide: ‘He was everything that I had’ (video)
Woman and 3 Children Died From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Inside Vehicle: Report
Crystal Savage’s sister: Her story is ‘bigger than’ murder-suicide
Syracuse mother’s trail of hardship ends with murder-suicide
Community Gathers to Remember Kids Lost in Murder-Suicide
Mom lights a charcoal grill in trunk of a rental car to kill herself, three children: Report
Mom’s struggles and note at center of probe into her suicide, murder of 3 kids

Taye Miles, Rylan Miles, Arye Miles, and Kadyn Cockman

Name: Taye Miles.
Age at death: 13.

Name: Rylan Miles.
Age at death: 12.

Name: Arye Miles.
Age at death: 10.

Name: Kadyn Cockman.
Age at death: 8.

Other victims:
Cynda Miles (Non-disabled, age 58)
Katrina Miles (Non-disabled, age 35)

Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide (Shot).
Location: Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.

Details:
Taye, age 13, and her little brothers Rylan, Arye, and Kadyn, lived with their mother and their grandparents on a farm, where the four children were home-schooled by their mother Margaret.

The family was working on making the farm self-sustaining. Cynda had a business making crafts. They grew vegetables and even built their own dam. The house was being made wheelchair-accessible in case Rylan, who had a condition causing chronic pain, ever needed to start using a wheelchair.

The four children all kept journals, and Taye, the oldest, was becoming an accomplished writer. All the children were learning to swim.

All four children, their mother, and their grandmother were shot to death by their grandfather, who then killed himself.

References:
‘Such lovely people’: Community in shock at WA murder-suicide
Inside remote farmhouse seven people shot dead in Osmington, Australia
PICTURED: The family who live at the ‘mass murder-suicide farmhouse’
Margaret River Tragedy: 7 Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide In Western Australia
Mum and four ‘autistic’ kids among seven dead in Australia ‘mass-murder suicide’
Four autistic children and their mother among seven found dead in Australia
Police continue probe into WA murders
Grandfather suspected of murder-suicide in Australia family massacre
Tributes for family in Margaret River suspected murder-sucide
‘We are devastated’: Grandparents, mother and four children killed in murder-suicide in Australia
Who is Peter Miles, what happened in Osmington and how is the granfather linked to the murder-suicide shooting?
Grandparents, mom and kids shot dead in Australia murder-suicide
Western Australian police say seven shooting deaths were murder-suicide
Grandad kills wife, daughter and FOUR autistic grandkids, then himself
Cops investigating whether gun owning grandfather was behind murder of 7
Tributes for family murdered in rural WA
Who were the family killed in the Margaret River mass shooting?
Three guns found at scene of murder-suicide belonged to grandfather
Mom and 4 Children With Autism Among 7 Victims of Australian Murder-Suicide — and Grandfather Is Suspect
The grandfather suspected of shooting seven family members
Pictured: Mum and Four Children Killed In ‘Murder Mass Suicide’
Osmington massacre suspect is four dead autistic children grandfather
‘He didn’t snap, he planned this’
The mystery of the Miles family and a murder-suicide that shocked the world
Osmington murder-suicide suspect, grandfather Peter Miles, sounded vague’ day before worst mass shooting in Australia for 22 years
Peter Miles: Margaret River grandfather had ‘sense of failure’
‘Sense of failure’ led to WA farm murders
Bloodshed in Australia: Grandfather suspected of gunning down his wife, daughter, and four autistic grandchildren
Grandad ‘planned the mass-shooting of my four children,’ devastated dad says
Margaret River, WA shooting: Father of murdered children speaks out
Dad Whose 4 Children with Autism Died in Murder-Suicide Says Kids’ Grandfather Planned Attack
My family was ripped apart by violence – and the killer was not a ‘good bloke’
Father of children killed in suspected murder-suicide claims grandfather planned the deadly shooting
Grandfather Suspected of Killing 6 Relatives Battled Depression After Son’s Suicide, Friend Says
Margaret River Massacre, Peter Miles, Katrina Miles
Australian feminists deny mental health crisis behind Margaret River murder-suicide
Margaret River community calls for support after mass murder
Margaret River shooting: Katrina Miles’ friends, community want better mental health

Tyler and Aidan Talmage

Photo of Tyler, Aidan, and Arianna Talmage. They are children with light-olive skin and brown hair, photographed sitting in a row of airplane seats and smiling for the camera.Name: Tyler Talmage.
Age at death: 14.

Name: Aidan Talmage.
Age at death: 10.

Died: May 3, 2018.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide (Shot).
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.

Details:
Aidan and Tyler, and their little sister Arianna, were shot by their mother in a murder-suicide. She had been having trouble paying medical bills.

Aidan loved animals, especially chickens, and liked playing catch. Tyler had pet guinea pigs. Arianna liked dancing and playing with Play-Doh.

References:
UPDATE: Post indicates Grand Forks family found shot to death struggled with financial problems
Family’s deaths a grim discovery for ‘quiet’ street
Mom and her three kids killed by gunshots in Grand Forks
‘It’s a bad dream that doesn’t end’: Friends, family of Grand…
Family friends speak out on GF murders
Police confirm Grand Forks mother killed children, herself in home
‘We love you:’ Mourners remember lives of Grand Forks shooting…
Campaña de Astra Volk : Living Expenses Due To Medical Bills